It is our goal to provide you with information that helps in your job search.
Oregon state government uses a web-based electronic application system to receive applications and materials from our job seekers. If you already have an account with our system provider, NEOGOV, you do not need to create a new one, just log in with your username and password. First time users begin by setting up an account; then start applying for jobs--it's that easy.
Challenges job seekers face
- Not meeting the minimum qualifications
- Not invited to interview
- Interviewed but not hired
How competitive will you be for the job?
- Minimum qualifications--Do you meet the minimum qualifications statement? Yes or no.
- Look at requested skills--Do you have experience or education in the areas they are looking for?
- Review the supplemental questions--Can you answer all the questions?
What to include as education/training
- Include information about any college and/or advanced degrees you completed.
- Include any quarter/semester credit hours earned if you have not completed a degree.
- If you are using education to qualify for a position, transcripts must be submitted for all required or related courses.
- Transcripts can be official or unofficial at the time of application.
What to include as experience
- Fully describe your paid or unpaid job duties and include the number of hours you worked per week for each position.
- Work experience is based on a 40 hour work week.
- You may receive partial credit for any relevant experience less than 40 hours per week.
What to include as transferable skills
- Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including military) or life experience that are relevant for the position.
- Describe any relevant transferable skills and clearly explain how they apply to the position.
- Take your time in developing narrative responses. Make sure your responses to the questions are consistent and supported by your other application materials. The hiring manager uses this information to determine who to invite for an interview.
- Talk about accomplishments, not just tasks, and use quantitative information when possible. For example, if the announcement was for a training position, someone might put in the application materials this description: "developed and conducted training." A much strong explanation is: "developed and conducted a variety of training for many audiences. Training included: quarterly, four-hour sessions on safety procedures given to audiences of up to 75 members of the public; and monthly training to 30 staff members on safety topics."
- You have one chance to make a good first impression, so help yourself by ensuring you do not have typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, or other errors in your materials.
- Don't wait until the last minute to apply. The application system occasionally has issues or has scheduled maintenance at late hours. The announcements close at 11:59 p.m.; if you miss the deadline, there is nothing that can be done.
We want you to hear about jobs with the state of Oregon as
soon as they open! Learning about available jobs is easy. You can choose job
alerts by category or by classification. Notifications will be sent to the
email address you provide during the Job Alerts sign up process.
Occupational job categories are listed. Select the categories
for which you would like to receive job alerts.
Once you have signed up you will receive alerts for job announcements
listed in this category as they are posted.
Oregon state government has a list of classifications used
Here you can sign up for alerts when a job announcement in a specific
classification has posted.